Biodiversity in Canada

Ecology, Ideas, and Action

Par (auteur) Stephen Bocking
Catégories: Nature
Éditeur: University of Toronto Press
Paperback : 9781551112381, 432 pages, Janvier 2000

Table des matières



Encountering Biodiversity: Ecology, Ideas, Action
S. Bocking  

Part One: Where We've Been


The Background of Biodiversity: A Brief History of Canadians and their Living Environment 
S. Bocking

Banff National Park: The Historic Legacy for Biodiversity 
R. Page

Part Two: The Ecology of Biodiversity


Status and Trends in Canadian Biodiversity
T. Mosquin

Biodiversity in Canadian Fresh and Marine Waters
D. McAllister

The Roles of Biodiversity in Creating and Maintaining the Ecosphere 
T. Mosquin

The Chain of Seeds: Biodiversity and Agriculture
B. Wildfong, with additional material by J.  Chiperzak

Appendix: Farm Animals: Diversity is Declining
J. Chiperzak

Part Three: Ideas, Knowlegde, and Values


Taking Indigenous Science Seriously
R. Barsh

Science and Biodiversity 
R. Baydack

Celebrating Diversity: Adaptive Planning and Biodiversity Conservation 
N. Lister & J. Kay

Economic Aspects of Canadian Biodiversity 
P. Whiting

Public Perspectives on Biodiversity: Models and a Case Study
L. Vanderlinden & J. Eyles

Part Four: Taking Action


Biodiversity: The Policy Challenge 
R. Paehlke

Canadian Biodiversity and the Law 
I. Attridge

Implementing a Biodiversity Action Plan in Quebec
J. Prescott

The Role of Non-Government Organizations in Biodiversity Conservation 
J. DeMarco & A. Bell

Alberta's Special Places 2000: Conservation, Conflict,  and the Castle-Crown Wilderness
L. Stefanick & K. Wells

The Political Ecology of Biodiversity: A View from the Western Woods
M. M'Gonigle 



La description

Clearcut forests, endangered species, national parks, loss of crop varieties: in the last decade the common element of these varied concerns has become widely recognized. These are all biodiversity issues: they relate to the variety of life on Earth and our relationship with it.  This relationship is now capturing the attention of activists, scientists, policymakers, and the public, from negotiations at the United Nations to concerns about the neighborhood park. Biodiversity issues raise many questions. How many species are there, and what do they need to survive? How have we learned what we know about biodiversity? What is its value? What policies are needed to protect it? Who participates in protecting biodiversity: governments, industry, activists? This book explores answers to these questions and, in doing so, shows how biodiversity, like other complex environmental issues, can only be understood through the insights provided by many perspecives. The authors contributing to this volume include scientists, historians, anthropologists, lawyers, political scientists, economists, and planners. Together, they provide an interdisciplinary perspective on biodiversity in Canada, especially usefol for undergraduate courses in environmental and natural resource studies, geography, and political science.